Acne can be a devastating skin condition that affects not only your physical appearance, but also your self confidence. In addition to spot treatments, there are also chemical peels available to help reduce the look of scarring and restore your skin to looking beautiful.
So what exactly is a chemical peel? As the name suggests, a medical aesthetician uses naturally-derived chemicals to peel the top layer of skin away, eliminating the layer riddled with sun damage, discoloration and in certain instances, acne scars. The fresh, undamaged layer of skin underneath is revealed, reversing the damage done by acne. Some cases may require more than one treatment, depending on the severity of the acne. This will also determine which chemical peel will yield the best results.
Salicylic acid is commonly found in many anti-acne treatments, and can also be found in a peel. It is especially good for individuals with oily skin, as it has anti-inflammatory healing properties. Like a glycolic acid peel, it is best suited to those with minimal scarring who have had light acne.
For those who have had more severe cases of acne, our aestheticians may perform a series of peels to really fight your breakouts and minimize scars, repairing the appearance of atrophic acne scars, or scars that are pitted deeply into the face.